‘Do something amazing this year and support local children and families’ – that’s the inspirational message from Acorns Children’s Hospice which is asking the public to make giving back their New Year’s resolution.
The charity, which provides vital care for life limited and life threatened children across the West Midlands is urging people to support Acorns in 2022, whether it be by joining a fundraiser, becoming a volunteer, or making a donation to its shops.
Vicki Rowles, Head of Fundraising at Acorns, said: “There’s no time like the new year to make that positive change and supporting Acorns can tick all your resolution boxes. Need more exercise? Take part in a fun run. Want to meet new people? Join a bucket collection. Or would you like to learn something new? Why not volunteer in one of our shops?”
“By supporting Acorns you’ll be helping us to continue to be there for the children and families that need us most.”
Fundraising is a fun way to help Acorns be there for families all year round. Make 2022 the year of adventures and take part in an array of different challenges from Acorns. Test your limits and brave the elements in Acorns Fire and Ice Walk, take the leap from 10,000ft in Acorns skydive or make memories taking part in the Machu Picchu Charity Trek. Visit: www.acorns.org.uk/newyearchallenge
Volunteering with Acorns makes a real difference, whether it’s at the charity’s three hospices or in Acorns retail shops across the region.
Local businesses can get behind Acorns by partnering with the charity, playing a key role in Acorns mission to provide its specialist care for every family who needs it.
And people can donate. Whether it’s a single or regular gift, all donations help Acorns continue its work. You can also donate pre-loved items to Acorns shops which are crucial for keeping their shelves fully stocked.
Vicki added: “There are lots of ways people can give something back to Acorns in 2022. So, as you take stock of your life and plan for the year ahead, we’d be delighted if you would choose to support Acorns.
“It will make a real difference to the children and families we help – and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way too.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families from its three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall, and Worcester, and in the community.
In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 700 children and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.
It cost Acorns £27,000 per day to provide its lifeline care and support, the bulk of which comes from fundraising and donations.
The charity relies on generous donations and fundraising by the public and local businesses for the majority of the funds it needs.
To find out more about how you can support Acorns throughout 2022, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/get-involved
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Notes to editors:
Due to the sensitive nature of Acorns care services it refrains from using the words ‘terminal’ or ‘terminally ill’ in its press releases and public communications when describing the children who use Acorns and the conditions that they have. Instead, Acorns uses the words ‘life limited’, ‘life limiting’, or ‘life threatening’. Acorns kindly requests that you respect this in your communications when referring to Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns children have a lot of living to do. Thank you.
- It costs £27,000 every day to run Acorns services providing care for children and support for their families. The charity relies heavily on donations to fund the majority of its activities.
- To find out more about Acorns, please visit www.acorns.org.uk